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5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly and helpful staff, really clean, incredible views from the rooftop. Not hard to get down town from the location. Good breakfast and activities, plus the en suite showers are a real bonus. Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

Thank Joe D
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in a double room with a shared bathroom.. this place is an absolute bargain for the price we paid! Very clean, rooms are a little on the small side but that doesn't matter as your never there! The roof is absolutely incredible.. by far the best part about it! A great view of Toronto sky line.. unfortunately it... More 

1 Thank Claire G
Swansea, United Kingdom
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110 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Breakfast was amazing, the best breakfast in a hostel I've ever had and it's all free. The staff were fab, super friendly and helpful, simply can't fault them. They have themed nights, movie night with free popcorn, karaoke night etc. Free Wifi is available, quick and easy to access. I so wanted to rate this place as excellent but unfortunately... More 

Thank GlobalBackpackerLife
Troy, Michigan
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53 reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2016

My husband and I planned a trip to Toronto but quickly realized that hotel prices were out of our budget. We instead booked our stay at the Planet Traveler hostel but were nervous because we didn't know what to expect. Everything turned out great! We had a private room and only had to share a bathroom with 3 other private... More 

Thank Colleen C
Coalville, England, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Great hostel. Perfect location next to Kensington market and In the warmer months walkable to most of the major sites. Rooftop terrace is great an amazing view. Good vibe an met some really cool people there, staff included. Evening activities that I participated in were fun! Rooms clean an comfortable. Would be nice if the common areas were open later,... More 

Thank TheKingOfSummer
2 reviews
Reviewed 15 October 2016

What I liked: hostel is clean, friendly & knowledgeable staff, close to down town, has many interesting and international guests who love to socialize. Many extra perks such as free rice and popcorn, evening activities, plug-ins at every bed, showers for each dorm room, locking lockers, coin laundry, telephones & computers for guest use, bicycles for rent, parking. What I... More 

Thank Vera C
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

This is a solid choice for a hostel in Toronto and there's lots really good about it - great roof terrace, breakfast included, clean, friendly, well equipped kitchen. The only reason for not giving 5 stars is that the dorms and bathrooms are small - it can feel cramped. And there weren't any other showers other than the one in... More 

Thank BrumJane
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 8 October 2016

The Planet Traveler hostel is simply outstanding. Upon arrival you are given a guided tour of all the hostel's facilities, meaning that you know where everything is straight away. The rooms are typical of what you would expect at a hostel and are cleaned by the staff every day. A plus point is that every bed has it's own lamp... More 

Thank fishyt3
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I had an amazing time when I stayed here. The rooms are clean and comfortable, location is good and the rooftop has a great view of the city. It's easy to make friends as the hostel organises events like a free bbq. The staff that work here are just incredible and so accommodating (I hope their boss is reading this).... More 

Thank Laura F
Largs, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
47 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Often when I read so many positive reviews and get myself hyped about staying at a place, I find myself underwhelmed. Not so with Planet Traveler. First off, location. It's perfect. Literally around the corner from Kensington Market with its alternative cafes and bars. 20 minute walk will get you to King St West and half an hour to the... More 

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At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Planet Traveler

Address: 357 College St, Toronto, Ontario M5T 1S5, Canada
Region: Canada > Ontario > Toronto > Downtown
Price Range: £25 - £59 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“The 6 bed dorms were extremely small and cramped. Maybe pay more if the 4 beds have space to put your bags?”
 of 5 bubbles GlobalBackpackerLife, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Book parking early, costs extra. Walk downtown or to bus station approx. 30 minutes.”
 of 5 bubbles 83verac, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“No elevator”
 of 5 bubbles R1827UPkarens, 9 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Bunk beds and stairs may be difficult for some people. I suppose you could request a room on the first floor and a bottom bunk bed.”
 of 5 bubbles 937sallyr, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Pick the 5-bed female dorm room w/ ensuite bathroom!”
 of 5 bubbles ErikaB770, 26 Jun 2016 | Read review
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